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" Hermit. This was the latest of the more or less witty labels applied to Heyst during his aimless pilgrimage in this section of the tropical belt, where the inane clacking of Schomberg's tongue vexed our ears. But apparently Heyst was not a hermit by temperament.... "
Victory - Page 31
1921
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VICTORY

JOSEP CONRAD - 1921
...at the Tesmans. I don't know. No one knows. But this reappearance shows that his detachment from /he world was not complete. And incompleteness of any...trouble. Axel Heyst ought not to have cared for his letters—or whatever it was that brought him out after something more than a year and a half in Samburan....
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Victory

Joseph Conrad - 1923
...into the long grass and vanished — all but the top of his white cork helmet, which seemed to swim in a green sea. Then that too disappeared, as if it had...incompleteness of any sort leads to trouble. Axel Heyst °ught not to have cared for his letters — or whatever it was that brought him out after something...
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The Ruling Passion: British Colonial Allegory and the Paradox of Homosexual ...

Christopher Lane - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 326 pages
...Malay Archipelago. His decision to "drift" (129) is characteristically partial; as Davidson remarks, "his detachment from the world was not complete. And incompleteness of any sort leads to trouble" (79; my emphasis). In Victory's spatio-psychic topography, Heyst is a literal emigre and a figurative...
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The Complete Works of Joseph Conrad: Victory

Joseph Conrad - 1921
...clacking of Schomberg's tongue vexed our ears. But apparently Heyst was not a hermit by tempera-• ment. The sight of his kind was not invincibly odious to...his detachment from the world was not complete. And incom-x,/ pleteness of any sort leads to trouble. Axel Heyst ought not to have cared for his letters...
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